NCEAS Project 2158

Restoring the landscape: An analysis of Native American approaches to ecological restoration

  • Gay A. Bradshaw

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st May 1999—31st October 2000Participant List  
Working Group10th—13th March 2000Participant List  
Working Group7th—10th September 2000Participant List  
Working Group9th—14th October 2000Participant List  
Working Group7th—11th December 2000Participant List  

Members Only Area

Abstract
From the perspective of complex adaptive systems (CAS), the historic persistence of indigenous cultures on North American landscapes prior to European settlement suggests that social systems, land-use practices, and landscapes were highly adaptable and resilient. Moreover, land-use practices and decision-making processes in industrialized societies have developed many maladaptive features that have (1) diminished the complexity and resilience of landscape structure and functioning of natural landscapes, and (2) encumbered decision making processes in natural resources management. Funding is sought to combine an individual sabbatical with working group activities that contrast the ecological foundations, land-use practices, and decision-making processes of Native American cultures with those of non-Native cultures. Expected products include a landscape restoration plan, a book, and formal presentations to Native and non-Native institutions

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Bekoff, Marc. 2000. Redecorating nature: Deep science, holism, feeling, and heart. Bioscience. Vol: 50. Pages 635.
Presentations Bradshaw, Gay A. 1999. Ecosystem management and the challenge of scientific uncertainty. Invited presentation at New Concepts in Ecosystem Management joint USDA Forest Service/EPA/BLM Workshop . Lake Tahoe, CA.
Presentations Bradshaw, Gay A.; Anthony, Jill. 1999. Two-dimensional analysis for characterizing multi-scale species range data. Ecological Society of America Symposium.
Presentations Bradshaw, Gay A. 1999. Uncertainty as information: Narrowing the science-policy gap. 1999 American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC.
Presentations Bradshaw, Gay A. 1999. Using scientific uncertainty to shape forest policy. United Nations International Forum on Forestry. Geneva, Switzerland.
Presentations Bradshaw, Gay A. 2000. Decision strategies for complexity and uncertainty in natural resource management in British Columbia, Canada. An Introductory Workshop: Southern Interior Forest Extension and Research Partnership. Kelowna, BC.
Presentations Bradshaw, Gay A. 2000. Integrated monitoring and landscape implementation design using Bayesian belief networks and objectives hierarchies for stakeholder modeling. Grand Canyon Research and Monitoring Center.
Journal Article Bradshaw, Gay A.; Bekoff, Marc. 2000. Integrating humans and nature: Reconciling the boundaries of science and society. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. Vol: 15. Pages 309-310.
Presentations Bradshaw, Gay A. 2000. Integrating Indian and non-Indian in the approaches to conservation and decision making. California Tribes and Federal Land Agency Consultation, USDA Forest Service Province Planning for Southern California. Buelleton CA.
Report or White Paper Bradshaw, Gay A. 2000. Re-thinking the . A symposium for Ecological Society of America. (Abstract)
Presentations Bradshaw, Gay A. 2000. Re-thinking the "and" in humans and nature: Ecology at the boundary of human systems. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Journal Article Bradshaw, Gay A.; Borchers, J. 2000. Uncertainty as information: Narrowing the science-policy gap. Conservation Ecology. Vol: 4(1). Pages 7.
Presentations Bradshaw, Gay A. 2000. Using uncertainty to shape environmental policy. IUFRO Conference. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Journal Article Bradshaw, Gay A.; Bekoff, Marc. 2001. Ecology and social responsibility: The re-embodiment of science. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. Vol: 16(8). Pages 460-465.
Presentations Bradshaw, Gay A. 2001. Red Herrings: The American Indian in the discourse of ecology and conservation. American Heritage Institute. WY.
Book Bradshaw, Gay A.; Marquet, Pablo A. 2002. How Landscapes Change: Human Disturbance and Ecosystems Fragmentation in the Americas. Springer-Verlag. Berlin.
Presentations Bradshaw, Gay A.; Tshciguvho, T. 2003. Complexity, ethics, and the postmodern dilemma. ESA Ecological Complexity and Sustainability Symposium . GA.
Journal Article Hammond, Debora; Bradshaw, Gay A. 2001. Re-thinking the "and" in humans and nature: Ecology at the boundary of the human dimension. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America.